arusha

Arusha National Park is a relatively small park, covering an area of 137 square kilometers (52.9 square miles), and lies near the town of Arusha. The town and the Park derive their name from the Warusha people who traditionally lived in this area.

However the Park also overlaps into areas where the Maasai lived and most of the place names in the Park are of Maasai origin.The Park has a wide range of habitats, from the string of crater lakes where many water birds can be watched, through the highland montane forest and on up to the imposing summit of Mt. Meru.It is also one of the few in Tanzania to have walking safaris, because it is a small park with few dangerous animals.